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By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund

ISBN-10: 0547166354

ISBN-13: 9780547166353

With a distinct realization to time because the defining nature of background, AMERICAN PASSAGES deals scholars a view of yankee heritage as an entire, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and function, the authors show how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and vast structural alterations (sequence), how it sounds as if disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been positioned in higher, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way heritage all at once pivoted due to occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).

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O hi O KENTUCKY 20–25% 100°W 40°N A T O LA N C EA TIC N Percentage of sharecropped farms, by county FLORIDA Ri o Gr Gulf of Mexico N and e 0 M E X I C O 150 0 300 Km. 150 300 Mi. 1 Sharecropping in the South by County, 1880 Just fifteen years after the start of Reconstruction, the economic system of sharecropping had taken over agriculture in the South. Hard times, racial discrimination, and an absence of capital forced many farmers into this difficult situation, raising the question of the extent to which Reconstruction really changed the South.

The white South waged a constant struggle to overturn Reconstruction, and the Republicans struggled to find an answer for this strategy. A Troubled Administration Making matters worse were allegations of scandal against the new administration. In the summer of 1869, two speculators, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, manipulated the gold market to achieve huge profits for themselves. The price of gold rose until financial turmoil erupted on September 24, 1869. Investors who had promised to sell gold at lower prices faced ruin.

For Native Americans, it was another in the long series of white efforts to undermine their way of life. CHEROKEE OTOE AND MISSOURI IOWA PAWNEE CHEYENNE AND SAC AND FOX GEORGIA ALABAMA ARAPAHO KICKAPOO MISS. WICHITA CREEK CADDO INDIAN ARK. POTAWATOMI TERR. indd 463 TEXAS Gulf of Mexico 9/15/08 8:56:08 AM 464 CHAPTER 16 • Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall 1865–1877 Pressures on the Indians The 1870s brought increasing tensions. 7 million farms; ten years later, that number had risen to more than 4 million.

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